state inspector in Sydney

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sydney, new south wales
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elyse connor, randstad
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job description


Health & Return to Work (RTW), Working Environment, SafeWork NSW

  • Do you possess skills, knowledge and experienced in managing work health and safety risks within a complex working environment?
  • Do you have advanced relationship and project management skills?
  • Would you like to be a leader in a team that drives working environment improvements across NSW?
  • Ongoing permanent roles

SafeWork NSW is the state’s workplace health and safety regulator. We focus on harm prevention and improving the health and safety culture in NSW workplaces. We are currently seeking a State Inspector within the Health and Return to Work – Working Environment team to provide technical advice and support to internal and external stakeholders on issues relating to complex work environments.

The State Inspector is the highest-level inspector grade in SafeWork NSW. Apply your industry experience and qualifications to work in partnership with NSW workplaces to assist them in creating and maintaining work health and safety standards so that workers return home safely each day. You will work with workplaces, community and government agencies in response to and in prevention of workplace injury and illness incidents arising in complex work environments.

You will provide expert technical advice in relation to hot/cold work environments (eg foundries, cold rooms), confined spaces, occupational diving, workplace noise, air quality, first aid, emergency planning, remote/isolated workers, ionising radiation and nanoparticles. You will also play a pivotal role in working with and building the capability of internal and external stakeholders and customers.

You will utilise your high-level engagement skills to develop and implement state-wide strategic industry initiatives as they relate to safety and RTW in complex workplaces. You will also assist in the conduct of investigations into causes of workplace incidents, injuries and fatalities and where required, provide specialist advice regarding compliance with WHS legislation.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Have the Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection), and/or equivalent relevant qualification or above in a related field such as health, health science, human movement, nutrition, or applied science and/or, 5+ years industry experience.
  • Have extensive experience and knowledge of complex work environments to provide strategic leadership and expert advice on prevention and response activities
  • Have advanced communication skills to proactively engage and influence key industry stakeholders in relation to safety in workplaces
  • Have knowledge and experience in applying WHS legislation

IMPORTANT NOTE: We strongly encourage all candidates to read and familiarise themselves with the Applicant Information Guide. This guide contains critical information which will assist prospective candidates to apply for this role.

You will be rewarded with a great opportunity to apply your experience with your passion for workplace health and safety. You will:

  • Be provided with extensive training from our SafeWork NSW Registered Training Organisation
  • Be part of SafeWork’s approach to workplace health safety and recovery at work
  • Be an integral part of the Health & RTW - Work Environment leadership team
  • Have access to flexible work conditions keeping within operational requirements

More importantly, you will contribute to SafeWork’s focus on helping business prevent harm by continuing efforts to build a safety culture across NSW.

To find out more about the role, including the Role Description, Information Guide and how to apply, please follow the link Any questions? Please contact: 1800 648 942 /

Location: Field based position. However, base office locations are Gosford, Baulkham Hills or Liverpool (negotiable with successful candidate)

Salary: Receive an attractive salary package along with packaged motor vehicle options. Salary range starting from $127,181 plus superannuation.

What we need from you:

Your application should include an up-to-date resume (no more than 5 pages) and a cover letter which addresses the focus capabilities of the role. Please include two (2) referees – one of which should be your current manager/supervisor.

Closing date: 24 September 2018 (11.59pm)

Additional Information:

  • A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for future vacancies in roles with similar capability requirements.
  • The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation is an EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) employer and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability. At DFSI, we endeavor to make roles flexible. While these roles are advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake flexible work arrangements including on a part-time or job share basis.
  • For further help, tips and information on applying for a role in the NSW Public Service, please visit Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


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educational requirements

Associate Degree/Diploma